Our Ottawa dentists perform tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removal when a less invasive options would be ineffective.
A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from the socket in the jaw bone. While it is always preferable to save a natural tooth, there are a number of reasons why a tooth extraction may be needed.
Sometimes a tooth may be too badly damaged and will need to be removed by your dentist. Typical cases include:
Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that grow in some people between the ages of 17 and 25.
These teeth are not always functional, and can crowd the mouth or create problems for your oral hygiene. In these cases, your dentist may extract the wisdom teeth.